Penticton Artwalk & Christmas Light Up
Eight Gallery openings in one night, all in downtown Penticton! Tour the galleries, all within a few minutes from each other. Meet the artists and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Mix and mingle, share stories and learn what inspires them. Admission is FREE. All ages welcome.
Penticton Art Gallery— 199 Marina Way, Penticton. **Late Night for Grand Opening 7 pm to 9 pm**
Late night opening & special viewing for the Under $500 Art show, featuring a wide variety of artworks from artists all over the South Okanagan. Plus grand opening for art exhibit by Jean Suttle.
Lloyd Gallery– 18 Front Street, Penticton.
Late opening, with all new art on display by featured artists. Artists will be in attendance.
Front Street Gallery – 60 Front Street, Penticton.
Opening night for a specially chosen a “Verse and Vision Project”. Each of the Gallery Artists has created a painting inspired by the poem “The Bridge“. Join us for a lively discussion with the artists and a cup of season’s cheer!
Picture This! – 133 Westminster Avenue, Penticton.
Late night opening, with all 8 member artists in attendance. Drinks, nibblies and music too. Your chance to meet with the artists, and gain an insight into their work.
Matheson & Grove Fine Art Gallery – (formerly the Martin Street Gallery) – 205 Martin Street, Penticton.
Late night opening, with nibbles, live music and live painting! See live painting by Lisa Heinricks. Artists will be in attendance, and art studios will be open for guests to explore. (Extended viewing hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday too, just in case you aren’t able to stay on the night).
Nanaimo Square – Tree Lighting at 7:15pm. Tree Lighting Festival at Nanaimo Square on Main Street. Activities for the whole family Including: Gingerbread cookie decorating, Colouring contest, North Pole mailbox for letters to Santa, Hot chocolate and cookies available. PLUS Santa will be there to light the tree at 7:15 pm! Downtown businesses will also be staying open late.
Mondo Creations – 221 Main Street, Penticton.Late night opening, with an exhibit of the work of Michael Sime. Artist will be in attendance.
About the Artist: On retirement following an extremely busy life as an obstetrician/ gynaecologist, Michael Sime began his art career. Michael’s art has been variously described as funny, sensitive, whimsical, quirky and beautiful. Currently he is developing a book of his art, stories and poetry. Michael has suggested that this may be his last public showing in Penticton, so we invite you to join us for this rare opportunity. Show will run until November 30th.
Long Gallery + Studios – 374 Main Street, Penticton.
Opening night for a Duo Show featuring Bibiana and Christina Baird., two resident artists at the Long Gallery + Studios. Featuring music by DJ Peter Wolf, wines from the Naramata Bench, and the chance to explore inside the artist studios.
Tumbleweed Gallery – 452 Main Street, Penticton.
Opening Night for “Gathering” – featuring all new art from the seven members of the Tumbleweed artist collective. Show features work by: Liz Marshall, Jolene Mackie, Jessie Dunlop, Carol Munro, Vikki Drummond, Lyse Deselliers and Kirsten Robertson. Artists will be in attendance, so you can chat and learn about the works and the inspiration behind them.